Cameron Rupp – Texas Longhorns

19 07 2009

Thought I would throw together a few quick sketches. In quick, I mean a few hours and not the normal 16 hours like on the Jason Witten picture. Quick sketches are a lot of fun and it is a way for me to have a quick turn around on showing players from an event that just happened. For example, The College World Series.

Everyone knows, or should know by now, I am a big Texas Longhorn fan. Texas was within 1 game of winning a National Championship in baseball last month. I actually had a chance to watch most of the games and they are definitely fun to watch but at the same time a little nerve racking. Thought I would throw together some quick sketches of some of those moments from the 09 Texas Longhorn Baseball season. So I hope you enjoy the first of more to come.

Cameron Rupp Texas Longhorns

Cameron Rupp Texas Longhorns

Cameron Rupp  – C – Texas Longhorns
Pencils – 11″ x 14″

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Colt McCoy Drawing Finally Finished!

11 05 2009

OK…I know, I started this drawing around Christmas time and I just now finished up. Sometimes when I am working on large drawings I have to walk away for a day (or more like in this case) and then come back to it so then I see things that are not in proportion or needs more shading, or I start other projects like sketch cards and get side tracked.

Kinda like the Jason Witten 11″x14″ drawing I started 3 weeks ago. I am working on so much detail (definitely my most detailed piece yet) I have to take a break for a few days. Already have 10 hours in on the Jason drawing and just a little over half way.

I also didn’t want to finish the Colt McCoy drawing before the Fiesta Bowl because everytime I drew someone last year they lost the next game. So I think I am pretty safe now…lol. Enough rambling…on with the drawing!

Colt McCoy Texas Longhorns

Colt McCoy - Texas Longhorns

Colt McCoy – Texas Longhorns
12 hours

Smooth Bristol Board
2H, .05 mech, B, 2B, 4B, 6B
Kneaded eraser
Pencil eraser

Hope you like!

Colt coming back for his senior year…Longhorns will be National Champs in 2010!!!

More sketch cards are finished, stay tuned for the postings.

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Wow…I was a little off on my prediction!

26 11 2008

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Saturday Morning I predicted Texas Tech would win by 3

Texas Tech 38 – Oklahoma 35

Glad I am not getting paid to predict. Needless to say I turned the channel midway through the 3rd quarter. My hat goes off to Oklahoma, it was like they had Tech’s plays written on their arm bands. Wow…who would have thought that much of a blow out. That is why I hated to see Texas lose to Tech because in the past Tech isn’t known for winning the big games and Texas had already played the tough part of their schedule. Course I thought just maybe this year was different for Tech…nope still the same Tech.

What was disheartening was Tech getting away from their style of play. Harrell kept trying to force it deep when his receivers where open 10 to 12 yards down the field. Of course I would have happy feet too if I was getting drilled by the OU defense.

New prediction

Texas needs to score big over Texas A&M to have a chance on Big 12 championship and to push up the BCS ratings. Weird to say but OU needs to beat OSU to keep Tech from going.

Texas 52 – Texas A&M 17

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Big 12 Showdown…again!

22 11 2008

#2 Texas Tech vs #5 Oklahoma

Seems like everyweek is a Big 12 showdown. No complaints here. Ok…we are just a few hours away from the 2 week anticipated showdown in Norman, Oklahoma. I agree with a lot of people that it will be a close game but my thoughts differ in the outcome. Many think the Sooner’s defense will hold Tech’s high powered offense. A year or two ago I would have said the same thing but this year is different. I think Harrell and Crabtree along with a bend but don’t break defense ( hard to believe you could mention defense and Tech in the same sentence) will hand Oklahoma it’s first lose at home since…TCU.

My prediction

Texas Tech 38 – Oklahoma 35

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Longhorns stay unbeaten!

19 10 2008

I would have to say the Texas Longhorns looked every bit the part of that No. 1 ranking. I thought this game would be a little closer but Texas was too strong too early. Colt McCoy was on fire throwing for 337 yards on 29 out of 32 pass attempts. What is really encouraging is the depth that Texas showed with their freshman and sophomore wideouts and secondary personnel.

Chase Daniel had a good numbers game passing for 318 yards on 31 out of 41 attempts. Mostly in the second half. Missouri just couldn’t climb out of a hole that Colt McCoy pushed them in along with the pressure from the defensive line in the first half. Fun and exciting game to watch, good to see Texas left no doubters about #1.

Texas 56 – Missouri 31

Drew the above picture during the game…thought it would be a fun comparison. Drew seperately and then added together in photoshop.

Longhorns Win!!!

12 10 2008

How about them Longhorns…

Wow…what a game!. Texas actually stepped up and went toe to toe with Oklahoma. You never know if Texas will show up in these big games sometimes. There was some pretty weird calls, but before OU starts whining those calls where going both ways.

And the Academy Award goes to…the OU punter when he fell to the ground. Funny…when they showed him on the sideline the trainer was rubbing a cramp out of his calf. I know all you OU fans are yelling right now “What about Colt McCoy?, he fell twice”. True, but the difference is he just tripped and fell. Maybe a “7” score on the fall but not an Academy Award.

Oklahoma is one of those teams (like teams from the the Big Ten) that just stick in your craw and make me hack like a cat especially having to listen to that ever annoying 2 word song “Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner”. Which I had to listen to way to much since I watched the OU and TCU game earlier this year. I know…I usually don’t get personal but when you are a native Texan it is personal…lol. New song “your a loser, your a loser” oops that’s 3 words. All joking aside even if Texas would have lost it was probably one of the best college games Ive seen in a long while especially with all the Hype coming in with Texas ranked 5th and Oklahoma ranked 1st. But I have to say I called it in my “Great Football!” post after the TCU weekend.

It all brakes down to my new prediction…OU #1 looks good in a few weeks when the headlines show Texas becomes new #1 leap frogging #2 LSU after taking out OU in Dallas.

Well almost, now we have to see if they leap frog to 1st. Bring on Tech.

Sure makes for a great day…until….while I was writing this the Stars lose to Nashville 3-1. No comebacks tonight. What is sad is most of the inconsistency is coming from the veterans. Well like they say “As long as you are on a roll when the playoffs start”. We have 79 games to get it up righted.

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